Shakti Festival – Mother’s Day in the desert

This weekend is the 7th annual Shakti Festival, coinciding on Mother’s Day weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, CA . Shakti festival is organized by Bhakti Fest, a leader in conscious events. Last year we attended Bhakti Fest, and found exactly what our youth needs. Shakti Festival embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Shakti Festival is a celebration to honor the the spirit of the universal feminine.  Many believe that the feminine archetype, that exists in all humans,
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Ulcerative Colitis Flare – 2.5mo update

Hello friends, It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Flare-ups sure change up priorities in life. If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve seen my postings about life, including this doozy of a flare going on since January.   We’re grateful for the love and growing following on both platforms. On Instagram we’re over 1500 followers, on Facebook, over 4700 friends and followers on my personal and almost 700 on the One Great Gut facebook page. If you’re not yet following us, get on it. We post helpful tips, techniques, research discoveries and strategies usually daily. But most
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Empathic Illnesses: Do You Absorb Other People’s Symptoms? by Dr. Judy Orloff

Empathic illnesses are those in which you manifest symptoms that are not your own. Many patients have come to me labeled“agoraphobic” with panic disorders, chronic depression, fatigue, pain, or mysterious ailments that respond only partially to medications or psychotherapy. Some were nearly housebound or ill for years. They’d all say, “I dread being in crowds. Other people’s anger, stress, and pain drain me, and I need a lot of alone time to refuel my energy.” When I took a close history of all these patients I found that they were what I call “physical empaths:” people whose bodies are so
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I am not your Guru – Ulcerative Colitis is your Guru

Seems everyday I meet people with Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Is it just me or are more and more people being diagnosed and openly sharing their diagnosis? This happened last night at a networking event, and during a business phone call. In total, those I spoke to knew 5 people with IBD, or they themselves had IBD. This may sound crazy but I consider the diagnosis as nothing more than a label, a disempowering distinction, albeit a strong one, from the conventional medical establishment. Nothing more than a marketing word. My invitation is to choose an empowering story, an empowering
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Dear President-Elect Trump

I wrote this emotional story as the Vaxxed movement requested this after Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was chosen to lead a panel on Vaccine Safety. If they are safe, there’s nothing to worry about, right?  I recently dove deep into the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). In comparing marijuana to pharmaceutical drugs they found 0 primary suspect deaths to marijuana, compared to 10,008 from 17 FDA-approved drugs. For secondary contributing to death they found 279 for marijuana compared to 11,687 for the same 17 FDA-approved drugs.  From 1997 to 2005 there were over 21,000 deaths due to the primary
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The $18 Miracle For Gut Health

Many years ago I read in a book about a large hot water bag that you can lay on top of.  It was in one of Kevin Trudeau’s books Natural Cures They Don’t Want you to Know About, I believe.    It was called the Fomentek Hot & Cold Water Bag.   Well at first I think I purchased a medium sized one and that was good but I needed more surface area so I went for the large bag.    I have since probably gone through about at least 15 or 20 of these bags over the years, because they do wear
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11 Tips for Better Digestion from Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine offers many easy and natural ways to improve your digestion. Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine originally from India and now practiced worldwide both traditionally and in Integrative Medicine. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning the ‘Science of Perfect Health’ and literally translates as ‘Knowledge of Life’. Ayurveda seeks to bring us back into balance by providing guidelines for living in harmony with nature’s rhythms so that the underlying wisdom of the body can naturally promote the reestablishment of health and homeostasis. Ayurveda helps us move from disharmony, dysbiosis, and disease to harmony, homeostasis, and health. Most
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Fresh Ideas: My Teacher: Crohn’s Disease

Fresh Ideas  by Kathy Walters Three months ago, I was approached by Joel Sprechman, founder of www.www.onegreatgut.com, because my brother had told him, “Talk to my sister. She’s cured.” Joel has suffered from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is on a crusade to deliver facts and hope to all IBD sufferers. Twenty-two years ago, I experienced back pain, weight loss and bloody diarrhea and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a serious form of IBD. Though sometimes mild, Crohn’s is more often than not, a life-long and life-threatening inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. The disease has no
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The 5 Levels of Healing In Gut Health – Part Two

Welcome back.  I am now going to take you deeper too more powerful levels of healing. The third level is, the mental level.  Obviously, it has to do with your thoughts and thought process which really come from your mental programing.  You run our life and body on programs that are set up, in your mental level, before the age of reason, usually age 5.  All things that you see, hear and do prior to 5 is set into our unconscious as fact, unchallenged.  After age 5 you have a filter, you become capable of making your own decisions.  This
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Love Your Guts at Tri-City Hospital Oceanside CA – Presented by Joel Sprechman, Dr. Sandison, Maelyn Gandola, Noah Gilman

What were you doing Friday evening at 10:30pm? Dancing? Watching a movie? Hanging out with friends? I was at home EXHILARATED from our workshop earlier in the day. Here is what I wrote on November 18th at 10:36pm Dear Diary, I DID IT WE DID IT TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK I went back into the Conventional, Allopathic, Western Medicine World and LIVED I didn’t die like I thought I might Maybe it sounds crazy to think I would have died. But the last time I was in the medical care of a Medical Doctor, I went home in more pain
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